Shaping the future of Penticton

The City is developing a new Official Community Plan to guide development and change in Penticton for the next twenty years. For the past year and a half, the City has been working with the Official Community Plan Task Force and the community to understand the needs and gather input to shape the plan. Based on this work, the City has prepared draft policies for Housing, Transportation & Infrastructure, Arts, Culture & Heritage, Economy, Environment and Agriculture & Food Systems. These draft policies are now available for review and comment.

The City is developing a new Official Community Plan to guide development and change in Penticton for the next twenty years. For the past year and a half, the City has been working with the Official Community Plan Task Force and the community to understand the needs and gather input to shape the plan. Based on this work, the City has prepared draft policies for Housing, Transportation & Infrastructure, Arts, Culture & Heritage, Economy, Environment and Agriculture & Food Systems. These draft policies are now available for review and comment.

Draft OCP Feedback Form

The City has been checking in with residents throughout the creation of the new Official Community Plan (OCP) to ensure the work is headed in the right direction. In this final phase, the City wants to confirm that residents are aware of and support some of the big ideas that are recommended in the plan. Please read the Executive Summary and complete this feedback form before June 23, 2019.


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The OCP guides how the City will manage change and growth for the next 25-30 years. Rate your support for the following key principles in the plan:
The OCP guides how the City will manage change and growth for the next 25-30 years. Rate your support for the following key principles in the plan: Strongly oppose Oppose Neutral Support Strongly support
Focus much of our new residential and commercial development in existing urban areas rather than creating many new neighbourhoods (typically in hillside areas).
Support a range of housing types (houses, townhouses, duplexes, apartments) to meet the varying needs of our population.
Limit development in natural areas and agricultural areas.
For multifamily development, focus more on low-rise and mid-rise townhouses and apartments in a broader area rather than high-rise developments around key nodes.
Identify neighbourhoods near the Downtown for “infill” development, allowing duplexes or row houses, 2-4 units per lot with a 2 ½ storey height limit, like a single-family house.
Use Development Permit Area Guidelines to regulate the “look and feel” of duplexes, carriage houses, townhouses, multifamily and commercial developments.
Continue the revitalization of Downtown by supporting the commercial areas and encouraging higher-density multifamily housing in the surrounding areas, while also respecting the historic scale of Main St and Front St.
Create a safe and complete transportation network that meets the needs of walkers, cyclists, transit users and drivers.
The OCP land use goals and policies for Housing, Transportation, the Economy, the Environment and Resilience, Agriculture and Food Systems, Arts, Culture and Heritage, and Parks and Recreation aim to achieve the vision of the plan and create “a connected, vibrant, prosperous and healthy small city in a uniquely beautiful lakefront setting”. Do you support the overall direction set by the Official Community Plan?
Do you feel that the residents of Penticton have been meaningfully engaged in the creation of the new Official Community Plan?
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